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Bostonians: Six Reasons To Consider Pittsburgh For Your Next Weekend Getaway

23 March 2009

jan_2007_pittsburghskyline_com_292This past weekend was our third trip to Pittsburgh. We fall in love with the city every time.  Fellow Bostonians, here are six reasons to consider Pittsburgh for your next weekend getaway.

  1. Cheap, easy flights. Plan ahead and the 1 hour 10 minute flight can be had for $55.
  2. Cheap, luxurious hotels. The historic Renaissance Hotel in the center of town is offering weekend rooms at $100 a night.  Walk across the river and catch a Pirates game at beautiful PNC Park where standing room tickets are only $8 and the food is great though, as The Onion reports, the baseball could be better.  Or visit one of the four Carnegie museums, including the  seven story Andy Warhol Museum.
  3. Cheap, easy driving. A rental car for the weekend can be had for $90 all-in, and parking in city center is only $5 a day. And the last mile of the 20 mile drive from the airport is stunning, causing the NY Times to say (more…)